Bas van Lier
How can design help fight taboos around violence and abuse in society? In this short read, Bas van Lier documents a Design Thinkers Academy Workshop at the Dutch conference What Design Can Do. In this session the participants experienced how design thinking can be used to pose the right questions and find solutions to respond and tackle current issues in society.
The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge is a global design competition in search of game-changing ideas to help refugees. David Kester, our founder and keen design evangelist, talks about why he is such a fan of this initiative and wants to spread the word.
Jo Maude our producer pins down our founder David Kester. Jo has run courses and events for senior leaders in and around the creative industries for more than 20 years and asks David to explain himself: Why design thinking? and why create the Design Thinkers Academy in London?
Who started design thinking? And where is it heading? In our Long Read, Clive Grinyer charts design thinking’s growth from a niche activity to a mainstream practice. Pulling examples from the worlds of technology, public sector and finance, Clive argues that we need design thinking and designers more than ever.
Embracing the unknown can be daunting. But as Joe Ferry explains in this Short Read, it’s an essential part of innovation. Using examples from his time as head of design at Virgin Atlantic, Joe discusses his three key ingredients for innovating successfully – and competitively – in an ever-changing world.